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Cars owned by a dealership sit in the parking lot of a Nassau County park. (Credit: CBS 2)

Watchdog Group: N.Y. State Auto Insurers Charge Blue-Collar Workers More

A consumer watchdog group claimed Thursday that the largest auto insurers in New York State are using education legal and occupation to set rates – charging blue-collar workers more for the same policy than college-education professionals.

04/03/2014

The New York Public Interest Research Group says toys like these can present choking hazards or may be toxic. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Gillibrand Joins Advocacy Group For Release Of Dangerous Toy List

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) joined an advocacy group Sunday to call for new regulations to protect children from toxic toys.

12/08/2013

Voter helpline on primary day (Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Hotline Offering Assistance To NYC Voters Experiencing Issues On Primary Day

“It was pretty slow up to 6:20 [a.m.] and then kaboom,” Gene Russianoff with the New York Public Interest Research Group said of the calls into the hotline.

09/10/2013

"The Avengers Hulk Smash Fists" (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

NYPIRG Lists 19 Treacherous Toys For 2012 Holiday Season

With Christmas just around the corner, the New York Public Interest Research Group is out with a report intended to keep children safe this holiday season.

12/05/2012

The Indian Point nuclear power plant - Buchanan, NY (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian Point Spokesman, Critic React To NRC Approval Of New Nuke Plant

Not since before the Three Mile Island accident in 1979 have federal regulators approved a license for a new nuclear plant – until now.

02/10/2012

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant (credit: Flickr)

NY State To Discuss Indian Point With Nuclear Agency

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his staff will meet Tuesday with nuclear regulators to discuss whether a disaster like the one in Japan could happen at the Indian Point power plant.

03/19/2011

New York City Subways

Straphangers Campaign Releases Subway Report

LIRR riders aren’t the only ones dealing with late trains. The Straphangers Campaign released its annual subway report card today. How did your line fare?

10/06/2010